Referring to the recent announcement of Burundi government to cut off products export to Rwanda, police has stopped over 80 tons of products when they were transferred in Rwanda.
On 30 July 2016, Burundian second deputy president Joseph Butore announced a prohibition of exporting agriculture troducts towards Rwanda, a neighbouring country accused of refugees military recruitment.
He said that they can’t give what they have cultivated to Rwanda when it is fighting against Burundi affirming to sell what they have cultivated to other provinces of the country.
Trucks carrying manufactured products destined to Burundi are visible in large numbers on the Rwandan side. But there is a marked decrease of traffic, according to people on the scene.
Read: Embargo on agricultural products export to Rwanda
On the opposite side, there are no trucks returning to Rwanda.
Exports on both sides have been weakening, border communities are also not trading with each other as much. Much of what is consumed by Burundians comes from the Rwanda side.
Unlike the Gasenyi/Nemba border which runs through a forest, the communities on either side of the border at Akanyaru are adjacent to each other.
However, the usual movements of border communities are no more in recent months. A few movements involve people walking around without any goods for sale. Even as Burundi says it will not allow its people to send anything to Rwanda, there was not much anyway.
Albert Nduwimana,Mayor of NGozi province told RPA that transportation of food is illegal as the products exports is not allowed.
In the past, the movement of border communities was marked by people carrying small baskets of oranges, mangoes and mainly, women carrying bags of silver fish from Burundi.
On the Rwandan side, border communities used to sell to their Burundi neighbors plastic materials, shoes and clothes, livestock – as well as maize and cassava flour.
Théogène U @Bwiza.com
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